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#1 spyce

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:22 AM

Since you guys were so helpful to me before, I figured I'd come back :flowers:

I have a website I'm not able to access here on my home network: http://www.fileshunt.com (it's a rapidshare search engine). And it's virtually the *only* website I can't access- I know it's there, because I can get to it just fine whenever I'm at school, but here at home it sits for a couple minutes trying to load then I get "Network Connection Timed Out".

Any idea why this is happening? I've added the site to my trusted zone, that didn't work. I tried loading some .dll file- a suggestion I found on a different forum- that didn't work either. I'm irritated because I use this site on almost a daily basis- yes, I'm addicted to RS :thumbsup: I just don't know why it won't work. I've called my cable internet provider, and they've been no help whatsoever.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Oh, and just some notes that might help you out:
I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, SP1
AMD Athelon Dual Core Processor, 2.6 gHz
I access the internet with Firefox & IE... though mostly Firefox (3.1b1)

Edited by spyce, 30 October 2008 - 10:24 AM.


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#2 frankp316

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 11:03 AM

It's probably blocked by the school.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 12:10 PM

You didn't listen to what I said.. I can access the site just fine on campus, but when I come back to my own apartment and try to access the site, I can't do it. And just to clarify, I live off campus... 15 minutes away- so I'm not using their internet connection in any form. I have my own ISP who I've tried dealing with, and they are of no help.

Edited by spyce, 30 October 2008 - 12:12 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2008 - 01:32 PM

Hi Spyce,

Sounds like an interesting problem.

So you have two browsers, does this happen with both Firefox and IE?

That would mean that both browsers have the same setting that's wrong. Or it's a security issue with your Windows settings.

it's virtually the *only* website I can't access


Virtually? Which others can't you access, if any?
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 01:53 PM

I do use both browsers.. and you're right, I can't access this site on either of them.

As far as being the only website I can't access, it's the only one I know of for right now. I haven't come across any others that I have this problem with, yet.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 01:05 PM

Any ideas?

Just figured I'd update:
I've reformatted/re-installed my OS since originally posting this topic, and I still can't access that particular website. It's the only one I have this problem with. When I try to go, it takes roughly 60+ seconds to load, then I get the following error:

Connection Interrupted

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again.


I'm on Firefox 3.0.3

Edited by spyce, 06 November 2008 - 01:08 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2008 - 02:36 PM

Sounds like a firewall problem. If your security settings are too high then sites like Rapidshare can't be accesed. P2P sites aren't surf-safe so firewalls tend to block them at medium or high settings.
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 11:50 AM

Ok.. well, I don't have windows Firewall enabled- all I use is AVG Pro/8.0; How would I go about adding website exceptions to it?

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 12:09 PM

I have AVG free but this is from their FAQ

While browsing web, you may receive a warning from AVG Search-Shield. This component is scanning the websites you are searching for, and provide protection against threats within malicious or hacked websites.

If you have installed AVG Toolbar, you can control this component directly from your Internet browser using the button Search-Shield. Disabling this button will stop scanning of the search results in Google, MSN and Yahoo!, and also the scanning of Internet addresses (URL's) you enter into the web browser (either manually, or by clicking on a link on any website, in an e-mail, etc.).

In case you are not using the AVG Toolbar, you can disable the AVG Search-Shield in AVG User Interface - double-click on the LinkScanner component - un-tick the option "Enable AVG Search-Shield".


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Posted 08 November 2008 - 02:15 PM

It didn't do anything; I still have no access.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 02:33 PM

Maybe it isn't AVG that's blocking it. It may be a browser problem.

if the site requires cookies or some level of access your browsers doesn't provide - which may well be true on this type of site - you can add them to the trusted sites list. In IE you go to Tools>Internet Options>Security tab. Click the Trusted Sites button at the top and then click the Sites button. Add your web site to the list. You'll have to uncheck/tick the "require server..." line.

In FF you go to Tools > Options and click the Privacy tab. Click Cookies and then click the Exceptions button and type in the URL and click the Allow button.

Let's see if that sorts it
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:21 PM

Nope... I got nothing. I added the site to both my trusted sites and under the cookies exceptions in FF. Nothing happened in either browser, even with restart.

Gah, I don't understand this. Sorry, it's not so much about the site anymore- I'm kinda irked that something is up and I dunno how to fix it.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 06:10 PM

Hi,

You say that you can not access the site, do you mean the entire site including the home page or specific pages within the site.
If you can not access specific pages please provide these links.

Also can you please try to view a 5 or 6 minute video on www.youtube.com and say if you are able to view the entire video or not. this will may help us to find out if maybe your internet connection is being cut via your provider or if the problem is with your computer.

Jason

Edited by jasonpc, 08 November 2008 - 06:11 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2008 - 06:43 PM

Is the URL in your hosts file? Is 69.31.86.66 blocked by your hosts file?

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 11:22 AM

I have no issues accessing youtube- in fact I'm there on just about a daily basis.
As for my hosts file.. I didn't see that address in there- this is all that it said:

# Copyright © 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost


And, no, I cannot access any part of the site. When I type in http://www.fileshunt.com and hit enter, my computer thinks for a minute, then I get the time out message. I don't know if I can access other parts of the site, because I can't even get on the font page to do any searches. So I would have to go ahead and assume no.




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